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Laughing Gull, nonbreeding adult

Leucophaeus atricilla


One of 28 species of North american gulls, they usually scavenge for food in the water or nowadays in urban areas. identifiable by light gray wings, a yellow beak with a black tip, white neck, breast, and belly, and black tail feathers


various shorelines, areas near water

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Laughing Gull, nonbreeding adult
Leucophaeus atricilla Laughing Gull, Identification, All About Birds - Cornell Lab of Ornithology

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1 Comment

ForestDragon 4 years ago

Nice find! However, it is unlikely that this is a Black-tailed Gull. The size and coloration does not seem to match. Additionally, the Black-tailed Gull is only a rare visitor to North America.

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NYC, New York, USA

Spotted on Nov 5, 2012
Submitted on Nov 5, 2012

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